EFCC arrests Ex-Ebonyi commissioner over N83m bribery allegation

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested a former Commissioner for Public Utilities in Ebonyi State, Benjamin Ogbonnaya Okah, over alleged abuse of office and collection of N83m bribe.
A statement from EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, said yesterday that Okah was arrested on August 15 after a petition by the Ebonyi State government on a $12m contract awarded to a United States company, Califco Group.

EFCC arrests Ex-Ebonyi commissioner over N83m bribery allegation

He said the government asked the EFCC to investigate the contract which was abandoned since 2012 despite a mobilization payment of $10.8m into the accounts of the company.
He added that investigation had revealed that both the Abuja and Ebonyi addresses of the company were non-existent.
He said it was also discovered that the former commissioner allegedly collected N83m gratification from the company between July 30, 2012 and December 30, 2014, through his companies: Global Victory Allied Company and Mahco Mega Nigeria Limited. Investigation into the matter continues, the EFCC added.

 

 

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